Thursday, July 12, 2012

38 Weeks and Ellie's Nursery

So much for blogging more in July! Things have been going well and I just haven't sat down to write anything. My apologies!

What's been going on around here? I've been very thankful as we have had some relief from the heat. The Houston area has been pounded with rain and the blazing sun has been hiding. While the kiddos in the area are missing the pool time, I'm enjoying not dying of heat stroke! 

To be honest, I've had the best week. I feel like God has blessed me so much with a calm, relaxing week. I know these times of peace and quiet are about to be few and far between. The fact that I can sit at my kitchen table and drink a cup of coffee and do my Bible study and keep up with chores and listen to the rain is something I am not taking for granted. Things are about to change around here! 

I've been feeling pretty good! Things are feeling pretty tight in my belly. I feel like my sweet girl is not moving as much as she used to. More rolling and bulging than kicks and punches. I have a bit more energy this week than last week. I've been having Braxton Hicks contractions, but nothing too painful just yet. I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon so we'll see if I have made any more progress. I'm still crossing my fingers that our girl will make her arrival a few days early. I'm very ready to meet her! 

There are still two baby showers I need to blog about... but I'm gonna go ahead and post some pictures of Ellie's nursery today! I had so much fun putting this together. I was dealing with a VERY small room so that really restricted the size of the furniture. I left the walls the color they were, a very neutral "Whole Wheat" from Sherwin Williams. I decided to go with white furniture, tan and cream bedding, and pops of turquoise. Turquoise has quickly become Ellie's signature color. :) 

I wanted Ellie's room to have something personal and meaningful to me and Grant. Our first date was a John Mayer concert, so I took a lyric from his song "Daughters" and had my friend Sarah use her magnificent talents to turn it into a poster for her room. 

Here's what she came up with (ISN'T IT AWESOME!?!)

I just love it. I feel like Ellie could have it in her room for years and years. I had it framed and it's just what I imagined. 

Here's a few more pics of her room! 

The furniture is from Baby's 1st Furniture on Richmond near the Galleria. The rug and the curtain are from Target. The medallion on the wall and the butterfly mirrors are from Hobby Lobby. 

The pillow is a gift from my sister! I think she got it from an Etsy seller. 

The bedding is from Pottery Barn Kids. The "e" is from an Etsy seller I found. It was the first thing I purchased after we decided her name is Ellie!  The "ellie" letters are from a banner used at a baby shower (more pics of that shower to come!) My friend Elizabeth had the banner made from someone on Etsy. I took the letters off and my mom helped me re-string them and hang them over the crib. 

The vase on the ledge is also from the shower at Elizabeth's house. She had it filled with flowers at the shower, but mom and I went to Hobby Lobby and found those little sticks ($1.99 each) and thought it added a fun flair to the room!

There are a few more photos of some little "happies" but I'm having a hard time getting my phone to email the photos. I'll post more later. Pray for progress at the doctor today!!

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